Senate Seeks State Funding For Conservation, Recreation


Last updated 7/12/2021 at 9:13am

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The N.C. Senate is proposing $100 million toward conservation and preservation efforts, plus the Parks and Recreation Fund. (Above) Gorges State Park is one of the jewels in North Carolina's natural environment.

Our state has always recognized the value of protecting land, even enshrining that into our State Constitution.

Article 14 Section 5 details the rights of North Carolina citizens to have unpolluted air and water, to have parks and scenic areas, and to "preserve a common heritage of this State its forests, wetlands, estuaries, beaches, historical sites, open lands, and places of beauty."

Well, that natural beauty is quite abundant here in Transylvania County. Conserving Carolina constantly strives to hold together family farms, to keep intact significant natural heritage areas, and to wo...

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